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Yes, You Can! 5 Ways to Ensure How, Part 1 – Visualize

Blog #207 “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford Last week, there were three separate occasions when the Henry Ford quote came to my mind, and I pondered just how impactful this line of thinking can be. Shifting to this thoughtful approach can impact entire organizations, departments, individuals…even non-business relationships. In this two-part post, we will go through five steps that help

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Flowers thriving

The 4 Stages of Business Evolution, Stage 4 – Thriving and Focused

Blog #206 As discussed in the first three parts of this blog series (Blogs #203, #204, and #205), organizations usually go through four distinct stages while on their journey to success. These stages are: Reactive and Stuck Stabilize and In Transition Proactive and Planning Thriving and Focused This week, we will explore the fourth and final stage, Thriving and Focused. Few organizations reach this stage, and even fewer can stay

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proactive planning

The 4 Stages of Business Evolution, Stage 3 – Proactive Planning

Blog #205 As discussed in the past two blogs, #203 and #204, I believe companies experience and pass through four distinct stages in their growth cycle. These stages are as follows: Reactive and Stuck Stabilize and In Transition Proactive and Planning Thriving and Focused Proactive and Planning This week, we are going to concentrate on the third stage of business evolution, Proactive and Planning. As someone who is enjoying training

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Book launch

The Aspiring Solopreneur Book Launches

Excited to announce that my new book, The Aspiring Solopreneur, will be launching on September 3rd. The book is a step-by-step guide to help you escape from “office hell” and become your own boss. Whether you’re thinking about opening a roofing business, a law firm, a medical practice, or embarking on any other entrepreneurial endeavor, The Aspiring Solopreneur will help you create a business plan; secure financing; find the perfect

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transition to change

The 4 Stages of Business Evolution, Stage 2 – Transition

Blog #204 As introduced in my most recent blog, #203 and Stage 1 of this series, I believe there are four distinct stages that companies experience on their way to thriving. They are as follows: Last week, we discussed the first and most common stage, Reactive and Stuck. This week, we will discuss the second stage, Stabilize and In Transition. Reactive and Stuck Stabilize and In Transition Proactive and Planning

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Evolution

The 4 Stages of Business Evolution, Stage 1- Reactive

Blog #203 Helping organizations get to the next level and beyond is my specialty. I feel that I am clarifying and defining the growth curve due to a combination of working with some new organizations along with several mid- and long-term clients. I believe there are typically four stages in the evolutionary path that these leadership teams and companies go through. In this four-piece blog series, I will review what

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list are important

Why Issues Lists Are Necessary

Blog # 202 Within my session space, I have recently come into the modern electronic world kicking and screaming. I added two 65-inch monitors with wireless connections, which works well for reviewing documents. The biggest benefit is that this allows me to capture and create an ongoing Issues List while working with clients. These new screens allow me to use my computer. Translation: there is spell check (my spelling blows)

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Cemetary

A CEO Passes On, Now What?: Hit by a Bus, Part 2

Blog #201 In my last blog, #200, I outlined a high-level workshop I do with leadership teams that is designed to get the team thinking about identifying and documenting continuity challenges they would face if any one of them was “Hit by a Bus”. This blog describes a more specific exercise and the impact it can have when talking about the sudden absence of a CEO and/or owner. For this

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Hit by a bus

Continuity Planning: Hit by a Bus

Blog #200 In this two-part blog series, we’ll explore the fun, yet really important topic of continuity planning. The first blog will illustrate how to do this with your entire leadership team, while next week’s blog will be specific to CEOs.   In the team version of my workshops, this exercise is designed to smoke out a whole host of uncomfortable and hopefully never-needed issues. However, when these issues are identified

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Janine Kirsch (EAs Executive Assistant)

Trust your Assistant; Focus on Time and Talents

Okay, full disclosure here. I admit that letting go of bad habits is an area for which I still have opportunity for growth. I often say there are only three things we can leverage in this world – our time, treasure and talent. To maximize our time, we must be willing to let go, trust and fully embrace the idea that sometimes there are others who can handle projects for

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